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This multi-year, multi-faceted research project is examining various legal, economic, political, social and familial dimensions of today’s Mexican immigrants who have lived a majority of their lives in the United States.
DACA Return Travelers Project
This study is investigating how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and their families negotiate various aspects of legality gained through DACA. Through in-depth interviews with DACA recipients and their parents, we are studying how identity, personal/familial wellbeing, intergenerational decision-making, transnational family relations and solidarity are shaped through the temporary reprieve from deportation and right to work that DACA provides.
Mexican Return Migration Project
This project seeks to understand how Mexican immigrants who have lived a majority of their lives in the U.S. decide to return to Mexico. With the use of ethnographic methods, this study is investigating how their decisions to return are influenced by various economic, personal, social, familial and legal dimensions of their lives on both sides of the border.